We're really looking forward to 2019 and our renewed vision of being a people focused on Jesus. A key aspect to focusing on Jesus is experiencing God through reading the Bible. However, we all know that maintaining a regular Bible reading habit can be challenging. So let’s do it together!
We're inviting you to join us in 2019 in a shared Bible Reading Plan in one (or more) of these ways:
- Personal Reading: Read the set readings and prayerfully journal your thoughts.
- A Reflection Triplet: Read the readings, journal your thoughts and have a weekly catch up with two others in person over a cuppa or over the phone or Skype. Sign up on the church app, the sign up sheet in the foyer or [email the Church Office](mailto:email@example.com).
- WhatsApp Group: Join [here](https://chat.whatsapp.com/E9BgXzPHJVjCY8FLHRIQLa) or text Cat Patrick on 0425 752 140 and share your thoughts with a group of us.
- Life Groups: Get your Life Group involved and use the readings as the basis of your sharing each week.
- Shared Readings: Join Simon 9am Saturdays from Feb 3 at the church for shared reading.
We're keen to see who's choosing to get involved in what options so if you can RSVP by clicking on the links provided that would be great.
See the attached flyer for full details.
As we move into a new year, we re-focus our vision as a church community on Jesus Christ alone.
Stay tuned for how this vision will shape life for us as individuals and a community into 2019.
Greg Pearce has launched his first published novel Almost Schmidty.
Almost Schmidty is located in Flaxley and the surrounding areas in the Adelaide Hills - Jupiter Creek Gold diggings, Mt Barker High, Nairne Oval, the Bugle Ranges, Echunga and the Flaxley dairy farms and the 'Methodist' Church.
The book was launched by local author Anne Bartlett at Flaxley Hall on November 18, and was a wonderful afternoon including entertainment and supported other local Christian authors.
If anyone is interested in buying Almost Schmidty, ring Koorong Books and ask them to get it in for you, as the more people who do this, the more likely they will stock the book.
You can also purchase the book online through [Ark House Publishers](https://www.arkhousepress.com/almost-schmidty/).
For those of you who know my face but not name, I'm Nicole Dunkley, and I've just taken on the role of overseeing Communications at Coro. This involves overseeing the newssheet, e-News, our updated [website](http://corouniting.org) and app management, among other things.
Please contact me to say hi, or with any comms requests at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm looking forward to the opportunity to enhance our communication as a church community and our engagement with the wider community!
Following the recent launch of our new website and app, ongoing improvements and additions have been made in recent months. We're excited to see it's capabilities being used and look forward to the opportunities that this new digital platform provides.
In order to make the most of the app and the new website (and, if you call CoroUniting your home church, to be able to access information that was previously password-protected, eg. newsletters, minutes etc) you will need to [download the app and create an account](https://corouniting.org.vinteract.com.au/d/TJ27u7R50gzZrRkklw94B590n), or [create an account via the website](https://corouniting.org.vinteract.com.au/d/3UrQ48QqD7mISVbHHc0TF26gP) (please note that creating an account on either platform will automatically give you an account for both, however the app requires downloading to have an app account).
The app and website are an integral part of the way we communicate, with the ability to RSVP to events, lodge prayer requests, listen to Sunday messages, receive targeted notifications according to the specific ministries with which you choose to connect and so much more.
Download the app today!
Our CUSundayNight talks are now being podcast and syndicated through the following platforms:
- Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cusundaynight/id1409482865?mt=2&uo=4)
- Anchor (https://anchor.fm/cusundaynight)
- Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6pasVwEOIrzaioidwH8N1n)
They can also be streamed/downloaded from the 'Messages' section of our website and app... enjoy!
Thanks to the Admin Team for all their work enabling the new church carpets to be laid. Thank you to all who have contributed towards the cost and helped with moving chairs. I think we'd all agree that the finished result looks great!
Check out some photos in the [Photo Gallery](https://www.corouniting.org/photo-gallery/new-carpets).